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Virginia remains #2 in AP Poll for third consecutive week

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Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Cavaliers are once again #2 in the AP Poll released today. With another perfect week, undefeated Kentucky held firmly on to the top spot in the rankings.

Gonzaga comes in at number 3, while Duke moved up to 4th and Wisconsin to #5. Previously #4 Villanova fell to seventh after this loss to Georgetown.

#8 Notre Dame and #10 Louisville give the ACC four top-ten teams.  North Carolina ranks 13th, and Miami returned to the rankings at #23.  Looking at other past UVA opponents, VCU came in at #14, Maryland at #16, and Davidson picked up a vote.

For UVA, the 65 ballots looked the same as last week, with one exception - Zach Osterman dropped the Hoos from #1 to #2. John Feinstein cast the lone #1 ballot for the Hoos, with the remaining 64 voters having them second.  (With the team's struggles against Virginia Tech, this is more than fair.)

The computers largely concur. KenPomBPI, and Sagarin all peg Virginia at #2.  RPI, which most serious basketball fans disregard***, has UVA 3rd (and Kansas at #1).

The full AP Top 25 follows:

(***Besides the NCAA Selection Committee, which weights RPI most heavily. Goofy, eh?)

AP Top 25

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kentucky Wildcats (64) 19-0 1,624
2 Virginia Cavaliers (1) 19-0 1,561
3 Gonzaga Bulldogs 20-1 1,476
4 Duke Blue Devils 17-2 1,402
5 Wisconsin Badgers 18-2 1,351
6 Arizona Wildcats 18-2 1,300
7 Villanova Wildcats 18-2 1,187
8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 19-2 1,139
9 Kansas Jayhawks 16-3 1,120
10 Louisville Cardinals 16-3 1,027
11 Utah Utes 16-3 996
12 Wichita State Shockers 18-2 893
13 North Carolina Tar Heels 16-4 878
14 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 16-3 734
15 Iowa State Cyclones 14-4 719
16 Maryland Terrapins 18-3 715
17 West Virginia Mountaineers 16-3 558
18 Northern Iowa Panthers 18-2 440
19 Texas Longhorns 14-5 431
20 Baylor Bears 15-4 407
21 Georgetown Hoyas 14-5 334
22 Indiana Hoosiers 15-5 165
23 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 14-5 164
24 Oklahoma Sooners 12-7 90
25 Butler Bulldogs 15-6 70
Others receiving votes: Colorado St 57, Arkansas 54, Ohio State 43, SMU 43, Providence 29, Dayton 28, Georgia 28, Stanford 16, Wyoming 14, Seton Hall 10, LSU 10, San Diego St 4, Tulsa 2, Texas A&M 2, Davidson 1, Saint Mary's 1, Stephen F. Austin 1, Green Bay 1